While many of our triggers have gone away, we do still have some.
We used to avoid them all. We avoided many things, and many situations to stay away from triggers and the fear/panic they brought.
Now though we are much better equipped to deal with triggers. We still have them. I think some things will always trigger us. Least now they mostly don’t fill us with a need to run, or a need to hide.
Some things we are still triggered by-
Angry men, christmas trees, icicles you put on christmas trees, small bathrooms, ants/any bug that crawls on me, very bad lightening storms with wind, the movie Alice in Wonderland, sweet tea
The only things we still avoid like the plague are sweet tea, Alice in Wonderland and Ants/bugs crawling on me. The worst is ants. While we no long immediately strip and scream when we find a bug on us, our reaction is still way over the top. Now though we can remove ourselves to a private space before we strip. Progress right?
I used to think healing meant getting rid of all triggers. Now though I see that it just means learning to better cope with and handle said triggers.